8 Must-Have Beanies You Should Be Investing In This Winter

By Grace Evans
10th Aug 2017


Melbourne icy winter poses a serious style conundrum: how to look chic AF while also being able to feel our ears. They may have originated from the humble tea cozy, but beanies are the solution to a lot of your winter blues. Cold ears? Chuck on a beanie. Cold, er, top of the head bit? Chuck on a beanie. If you just feel like being swallowed by a cashmere rug, then a quality beanie is tots something you need in you life.

We’ve compiled a cosy-comfy-chic list of beanies that will keep you warm AND fabulous. Three cheers for warmth!

#1 Cable Melbourne | Cashmere Beanie

This little woven creation is 100% cashmere and is going to 100% blow your mind. First of all, it’s cashmere, so it’s a guaranteed wind blocker and will have your head feeling like some sort of tropical island. Secondly, the real fur pom pom is detachable, so you can jazz it up or keep it simple. This little gem also washes a treat. Don’t be frightened by the price—beanies are an investment in your future.

You can get it here.

#2 Otto & Spike | Bail Beanie

Otto and Spike are stripping it back to basics with this cute knit beanie. You have the option of six colours, and the toasty lamb’s wool will keep out the worst of the ambient cold. The trim is tight, so you can either swallow your whole head or style it higher up, like a beret (bonjour). Best of all, it’s made in Melbourne with 100% Australian lambs’ wool. Certified local right here.

You can get it here.

#3 LMB Knitwear | Cardy Beanie

If you haven’t seen one of these bad boys bobbing ‘round Brunswick, you’ve obviously never crossed The Yarra. This chunky knit beanie is all things street style, and if you pair it with a cute long dress and oversized jacket, you’re halfway to being a Brunny local. LMB’s winter number will only set you back 18 smackaroos. Might be time to trade-in the smashed av’ this week...

You can get it here.

#4 ASOS | Fluffy Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom

ASOS deliver every year on super cool beanies, and 2017 has been no exception. This fluffy mo-haired-style beanie is a serious wardrobe win. And as always with ASOS, you know the price is gonna be right. Winter is the one time of the year you can get away with rocking an enormous pom pom on your head, so don’t deny fashion. Just embrace it.

You can get it here.

#5 Country Road | Signature Beanie

Ahhh...sweet faithful Country Road. You never disappoint. This Country Road Signature Beanie is doing good things for our closets and our heads. It’s a soft wool blend with a hint of yak, for added softness and warmth (side note: more things should come with a ‘hint of yak’). This statement piece should be accompanied with normcore plain clothes to shine bright. Don’t go OTT below the neck.  

You can get it here.

#6 Frank & Dolly's | Hand Knitted Beanie

It’s time to add a pop of colour to your all-black winter wardrobe—as Melbourne as that may be. These super comfy, super cosy hand-knitted beanies from Geelong are the bomb. Forget the beanie your Nan whipped up for you when you were five (it’s time to move on). These Frank and Dolly beanies are guaranteed to cheer up a dreary winter morning, but there’s only a handful left. Get ‘em in-store or online.

You can get it here.

#7 Coal Headwear | The Nations Beanie

I mean it wouldn’t be a beanie roundup if we didn’t have a little Aussie pride, right?

If you’re in the mood for wearing a southern cross on your sleeve, this beanie is for you. All jokes aside, Coal Nation’s beanie comes with a full fleece lining and a rolled rib cuff to keep the warmth in and winter out. As for the Aussie deco, don’t knock it till you try it.

You can get it here.

#8 Handy Imprints | Knitted Acrylic Custom Beanies

YASSSSS. Custom beanies meet people, people meet custom beanies.  This sorta stuff is honestly life changing. The time has come where you can allocate just about anything you like onto a beanie of your choice. Don’t be shy. Go find your inner beanie stylist. We know she’s in there somewhere.

You can get it here.

Feel like upping your fashion game even further? Here are our winter style trends according to where you live in Melbourne.

Image credit: Mika Matin

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